Definitions for kilometer

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. kilometer, kilometre, km, klick(noun)

    a metric unit of length equal to 1000 meters (or 0.621371 miles)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Kilometer(noun)

    alt. of Kilometre

Freebase

  1. Kilometer

    The kilometre is a unit of length in the metric system, equal to one thousand metres. It is now the measurement unit used officially for expressing distances between geographical places on land in most of the world; notable exceptions are the United States and the United Kingdom where the statute mile is the official unit used. k is occasionally used in some English-speaking countries as an alternative for the word kilometre in everyday writing and speech. A slang term for the kilometre in the U.S. military is klick.

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Kilometer

    A compound unit; one thousand meters; 3280.899 feet; 0.621382 statute miles. (See Meter.)


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

km(written abbreviation)

– plural km or kms – kilometre(s)

I live 5 km from the airport; a 5 km drive.

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